Saturday, January 20, 2018

Here's what happens to Social Security and disability benefits during a government shutdown

Here's what happens to Social Security and disability benefits during a government shutdown

All essential services will continue during a shutdown, such as public safety operations and Medicare payments.

Additionally, the shutdown should have little effect on Social Security checks. According to the Social Security Administration's shutdown contingency plan, released in December, most core programs and benefits would continue in the event of a shutdown.


Sunday, November 19, 2017

Gingerbread House Patterns

Wow friends and family this holiday season with beautiful, edible architectural gingerbread wonders. They're classic Christmas decor and fun to create alone or with family. Free patterns give you a basic structure to start with and the rest of the decorating ideas are open to your imagination.


Pictures of Short Hairstyles for Gray Hair

Need some inspiration for your next hairdo? You might find it in this gallery of photos. CLICK HERE to visit the gallery.

Free Computers for Seniors

Senior citizens who want to keep up and be engaged in the multiple benefits of technology can find free or low-cost computers if they can't afford the usual retail prices. Look for access to free computers from local and national corporate-sponsored programs, the government, nonprofit organizations that help the elderly or computer recycling enterprises.

READ THIS ARTICLE to learn more (including lists of possible resources for free computers).

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

110 Activities for Elderly & Seniors [Ultimate List]

You've just uncovered the ultimate list of activities for elderly & seniors where you'll find endless and entertaining ways to pass time, get involved, and discover new passions.


Licorice lovers beware: FDA warns eating too much may have dangerous side effects

I have always HATED black licorice and red licorice was barely tolerable.

"On Monday, the FDA issued a consumer update advising candy eaters who are 40 years of age or older to limit their gorging of black licorice to a maximum of two ounces (about three 1-inch pieces) a day — or risk hospitalization from an irregular heart rhythm or arrhythmia."


Friday, October 27, 2017

A Bummer Morning

Every Friday morning,my sister drives to my house and we go out for breakfast. It's usually my only time to get together with her (plus, she does drive me to a monthly doctor's appointment). Those weekly get-togethers mean a lot to me.

But, I have severe sleep apnea and just generalized sleep issues. I actually fell asleep last night about 10 p.m. At some point after that,my Mexican family that lives here in my house came home and they banged on my bedroom door to tell me the wife had spent all day at a friend's house making hand-made tamales. They know I love them.

I couldn't say no without hurting their feelings so I dragged my sleepy self to the kitchen and got two tamales. They tasted wonderful but being that sleepy and already having eaten dinner, I could only manage a few bites. The family doesn't know I threw most of them out. I had to.

And now I am awake for the rest of the night. Once I go to sleep, if you wake me up, I can't get back to sleep for many hours.

The only morning of the week where I need to be wide awake by 9 A.M. is Friday morning. I know my sister is coming.

I finally nodded off about 4 A.M. and woke up about 7:30 A.M. By "wake up" I don't mean my brain or body was really awake. I just had to go pee and my swollen legs were threatening to go charley horse cramping on me so I had to stand up on them.

After taking my morning meds, I knew the next thing was to get a cup of coffee but I saw it was now close to 8:00. I needed at least an hour of sitting with coffee and letting my lungs un-collapse themselves and my sinuses to recover from the wind tunnel torture device known as a CPAP machine. I was feeling very shakey and wobbly and I wouldn't feel strong enough to take a shower for at least another hour. Exactly when my sister would be arriving to go out for breakfast. I wasn't going to make it.

I had to call my sister before she left her house. I felt so bad because I was really looking forward to seeing her.

I'll take naps later today but it makes the whole day seem dreary when it starts out on a bummer.

Oh well.
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